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Chocolate-Peanut Butter “Truffles”

Vegan Chocolate-Peanut Butter "Truffles"

These were, and still may be, my kids’ favorite homemade snack, even though they are quite grown up now! A combination of nut butter, chocolate, raisins, and hempseed or wheat germ adds up to a high-protein snack for kids, teens, and adults alike. Photos by Evan Atlas.

Makes 1 dozen

  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter (or your favorite nut butter)
  • 1/2 cup dairy-free chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup wheat germ or hemp seeds
  • Sesame seeds for rolling, optional

Combine all the ingredients except the sesame seeds in a food processor. Process until the mixture is completely smooth. You may have to stop the machine and reach in with a spoon a couple of times to break up clumps.

Roll into a dozen 1-inch balls; roll them in sesame seeds if you’d like. Refrigerate for about an hour, or until the “truffles” are firmed up. Keep any not devoured at once refrigerated and covered.

Vegan Chocolate-Peanut Butter "Truffles"

Vegan Chocolate-Peanut Butter "Truffles"

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11 Comments

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    Sara Sawochka
    September 13, 2012 at 8:58 am

    This looks amazing. Thank you so much for posting. For more tips and recipes check out http://www.chooseveg.com/vegan-recipes.asp!

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    Sara Sawochka
    September 13, 2012 at 8:59 am

    Thank you so much for posting this recipe. For more information check out ChooseVeg.com for more tips and recipes!

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    Sharon
    January 24, 2013 at 10:05 am

    I make these using raw cacao powder. They are a great snack for the kiddies and even the husband. I also rolled them in crushed walnuts for fun. 🙂

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      Nava
      January 24, 2013 at 10:14 am

      Sharon, your tweaks sound so healthy and delicious, thanks for sharing!

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    Laura Black
    March 30, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    These look GREAT!! I am currently out of hemp seeds and wheat germ. Could anything else be substituted?

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      Nava
      March 31, 2013 at 8:34 am

      Hi Laura — this needs something dry and powder; the only other thing that comes to mind might be milled chia seeds. These impart a bit more of an assertive flavor and texture, though. So I’d suggest waiting until you restock your hemp or wheat germ!

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    Ruth
    January 23, 2014 at 2:03 am

    This recipe looks great, can’t wait to try it! But I noticed that the “for more…” links at the bottom don’t go to live pages. just fyi

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    Amanda
    March 3, 2014 at 8:32 am

    WOW! These are truly wonderful! Even my skeptic husband loved them. I was shocked at how the texture and flavour of these truffles resembled the traditional version. I used Hemp instead of wheat germ and they were perfect. Plus, the sesame seeds added a perfect flavour and texture.
    Thank you so much for sharing this super yummy treat.

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    Nava
    April 6, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    Amanda, sorry for the delayed response. I also use hemp seeds now instead of wheat germ. Glad you and your hubby enjoyed this!

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    pandora
    November 10, 2014 at 11:42 am

    I don’t have a food processor. Can these be made in a blender?

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      Nava
      November 10, 2014 at 12:07 pm

      Pandora, I’m just not sure how it would work. The mixture is very thick and I’m afraid it wouldn’t process evenly or get stuck on the bottom. If you want to take a chance and give it a try, let me know if it works!

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